Sunday, April 20, 2008

UCD survive Suttonians playoff

UCD 4 Suttonians 4 (UCD win 4-3 on penalties)

UCD survived by the skin of their teeth to stay in division one on penalty strokes. They trailed Suttonians - who were playing in possibly their biggest match in the club's 17 year history - on three separate occasions before Neil Young eventually netted the all-important stroke.

Chris O'Connor, who arrived from Fingal six weeks ago, got the opener for Sutton before Robbie McFarlane pegged them back for the first time. Goals from Yasir Islam and Mukhtar Ahmed moved them ahead at 2-1 and 3-2 - Young scoring for 2-2 - before UCD got in front for the first time through a Dave Storey drag-flick and Glenn Holmes.

And they held that lead until three minutes from time when a brilliant Ahmed hit at a short-corner sent the game into extra-time.

Chances were rare in the time added on, with just a corner apiece, Holmes going closest but drawing an excellent save from James Murtagh. The students held their nerve to win 4-3 against the Neville Davin Cup winners.

1 comment:

Styledog said...

Fair play UCD
very good game